2017-2018 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > History Major, B.A.
The major in history addresses the diverse needs and interests of Hood College students by offering a choice of three different programs of study: 1) the major in history, 2) the major in history with public history concentration and 3) the major in history with secondary education certification. The department also offers minors in history and public history. In addition, students majoring in history may tailor their program to include study abroad or to prepare for law school or graduate school. Each student should consult with a member of the history faculty to discuss how to further her or his educational needs and career goals.
The major in history requires a minimum of 39 credits in history, at least 15 credits of which must be at the 300-level or above, including HIST 373 Research and Writing in History, an internship, and a 400-level capstone seminar. HIST 373 must be taken before the capstone seminar.
When selecting their 200-level introductory courses, students should choose the courses that are prerequisites for the upper-level courses they are interested in taking later.
This major is also available with a concentration in Public History. See History Major, B.A. with Optional Public History Concentration.
3.0 - 15.0
Students interested in pursuing History secondary education certification may use EDUC 411, Educational Methods in Student's Teaching Field to fulfill the Public History requirement.
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